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Tag Archive | #Doctors

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Too Many #Men Ignore Their #Depression, Phobias, Other #MentalHealthIssues

By Joseph Harper It was another Monday morning and my first patient of the day walked in. He was a man in his mid-30s who came to see me for #stress and #anxiety. He appeared nervous and had trouble getting his words out. And the thing I remember most — which I see again and again […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – The Elephant in the #Doctors’ Lounge

It’s time to get healthcare workers talking about their own #mentalhealth by Gary Price, MD, MBA With roughly 156 million #Americans fully vaccinated for #COVID-19, #physicians are seeing signs of relief on the horizon. That relief can’t come soon enough. The initial energy and adrenaline that drove #physicians to treat their acutely ill #patients in the early months […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Americans Seek Urgent #MentalHealth Support As #Covid-19 Crisis Ebbs

Hospital ERs across the country say they are overwhelmed by #patients who didn’t receive psychiatric treatment through the #pandemic By Robbie Whelan PITTSBURGH—Before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, psychiatrist Garrett Sparks usually treated about a dozen #patients on his overnight shift in the emergency department at Western Psychiatric Hospital, this city’s biggest #mentalhealth hospital. On a […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Doctors On Your #MentalHealth: ‘There’s No Shame In Asking For Help’

ROCKFORD (WREX) — #MayisMentalHealthAwarenessMonth, and last year, #mentalhealthprofessionals say they saw an increase in the number of #patients seeking treatment for #mentalhealthissues. With the #pandemic, some of the reasons for seeking help have included losing your business or job, and the #pandemic forced unemployment to sky-rocket. But experts say #mentalhealthissues still carry a #stigma with […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth Focus For Middle Schoolers

“Validate a child’s feelings” By: Eileen Buckley BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — There are troubling statistics when it comes to the #mentalhealth of #children. One in five, ages 13 to 18, have or will experience a serious #mentalillness. But pre-teens are also battling #mentalillness. The #pandemic has pushed many #students over the edge with remote learning and […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – The #Suicide Wave That Never Was

The notion that lockdowns increased the rate of death by #suicide last year has become common knowledge. It’s not backed up by data. TOM BARTLETT In January, The New York Times published an alarming article about #teen suicides during the #pandemic. The story featured heartbreaking quotes from #parents who had lost #children, and was illustrated with photos of an […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #ClimateChange Is Affecting #MentalHealth — Here’s What You Can Do About It

Humans aren’t well-equipped to deal with such a dangerous existential threat over a long period of time. When Sandy Rosenthal and her husband heard that Hurricane Katrina was on the way, they packed for 3 weeks. They boarded up their two-story house in uptown New Orleans and evacuated to a hotel, feeling safe and prepared […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Bay Area Experts Share Advice On Talking To #Children And #Teens About #MentalHealth, #Suicide

By Kris Reyes ABC7 News reached out to #doctors helping families daily with #mentalhealthissues. We asked them to share their best advice on how to have a conversation about this challenging topic. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Child Psychiatrists Warn That The #Pandemic May Be Driving Up #Kids’ #SuicideRisk

RHITU CHATTERJEE An abrupt spike in #suicide deaths among #students in the Clark County School District has officials in the Las Vegas district wondering if pressures brought on by the #coronavirus #pandemic might have been part of what fueled the increase. If you or someone you know may be considering #suicide, contact the #NationalSuicidePreventionLifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (en […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – When #Doctors Ponder #Suicide, #Depression—Not Burnout—Is Key Driver

Sara Berg Senior News Writer #Depression, substance-use disorder, impaired relationships and self-destructive tendency have been reported to be associated with #physician #suicide. #Suicidalideation has also been linked with occupation-specific factors in medicine such as increased workload volume and medical errors, among others. Previous research also links #physician burnout to #depression and #suicide, but a recent […]

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